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Thank you for dropping by....i will be blogging about my life in Devon by the sea-side, decorating my 1926 home, vintage treasure hunting from auctions, charity shops , recycling centres and the good old british car booty!! One mans rubbish is another mans treasure! baking, sewing, painting and probably the weather!!!! enjoy!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Handmade is best.............

 Hand made things really are the best and I am so lucky to be surrounded by talented friends and family, my daughter Madison made this pom-pom garland.......
 She also made this amazing bird bunting......
 from an old vintage book.........

I  am sooo jealous...IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII want it!

She also made this vintage  handkerchief bunting........

and re-covered this vintage children's ironing board.

And made these play tea bags for the girls to use x x x

 My friend Sarah-Jane is a wizz with felt and made these lovely pixies.........
 or are they girl elfs?
 Sarah-Jane also made these wonderful felt decorations for my tree......
 They are stunning and the workmanship is amazing.......
 They are all wonderful....
 But this ice skate is my favourite...it's bloody gorgeous!
 You can commission pieces from her face book page Sierra Juliet's or buy some of her ready made items

 I have been cracking on completing the 1940's tablecloth that Father Christmas (mother) bought me....
 I find it very relaxing.....
 Just wish I knew who had started it......
 I had one a couple of years ago in red but sold it and I have regretted it ever since so was really chuffed when I unwrapped it on Christmas day...brought a tear to my eye it did, and I managed to match up the turquoise perfectly, once I have completed I will NEVER part with it x

 As I type this I am watching Madison make some more bunting from The Diary of an Edwardian Country Lady........

 It's so lovely I may just have to have a go myself......what are you ladies making?


  1. Lovely makes - I love that tablecloth too
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

  2. Using those lovely illustrations for bunting is a great idea. Love the pom poms too!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

    1. i have been buying up every copy of the book I find x x and i am mad on pom poms x

  3. The tea bags are great!! As is the bunting, the table cloth etc!! You must have a lot of patience to embroider the table cloth :) It's lovely..

    1. i do have alot of patience buts its gone a bit awry in places where i have been a bit woosy x

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  5. Your tablecloth looks beautiful, you must have a lot of patience!

  6. thank you wolly dog...it's a labour of love x x x


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